Photo News 2012

January 2012

January started as usual in the darkroom

 

 

When the darkroom was over we had some fun in Welsh countryside.

 

 

We found the oldest living thing in Wales and one of the oldest living things in the world.

 

The Llangernyw Yew is over 4,000 years old.
It sits next to the much younger St Digains Church and also in the church yard are some megalithic stones.
Yew trees are very slow growing and after a thousang years or so the centre starts to die.
It begins to look look
several trees.
The church didn't realise it was very old, thought it was several trees and kept their oil tank in the central space
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So a lot of history in this site; five and a half thousand years ago the stones would have been part of
circle or other ceremonial setting.
The tree started its life in the bronze age and as it grew it would have been part of a
Druid ceremonial environment

 

FEBRUARY

playing in Belgium

    

 

 

Primordial Chi Kung at Jacksons Lane in London

A lovely venue, a lovely weekend.

    

 

 

After the workshop I visited Southwark Cathedral for the first time

and found some very interesting things

 
St Mary Embracing the Tree, drawing up water essence into her Ovaries


I like this but it is missing an IN

God is Love God is Light God is withIN us

 

While we were there, a statue was being erected near the altar.
Easter was approaching and it was a statue for easter, titled 'Die Harder'

 

It showed me the connection between Christianity and Daoism.

It points out how a team of acupuncturists were involved with the resurection.

 

 

  

These are some of the things my father, George Spendlove, is making at the moment age 89.

    

  

 

March


Healing Love weekend

We have a family of Wren's here each year this is the first time they allowed a photograph

 

 

Teacher Training in Colwyn with Sabine and Jan from Belgium
assisted by Leigh

     

    

     

April

Merging with the Elements of nature with Inge and Eva and Inge over Easter

     

    

        

   

 

  

  

      

    

 

  

    

 

  

Amost enjoyable Easter

 

 

    

Exploring the welsh environment after a weekend of Tao Fundamentals

  

Conwy

    

   

  

    

    

   

May

 

Introduction to Taoist Alchemy near Aarhus in Denmark

          

 

     

 

The last week of the 4D Bodywork school in Holland
  

 

 

  

Primordial at Kath and Theo's Wuji Farm in Borgloon, Belgium

 

 
Thunderball

 

 

We visited this piece of Environmental Architecture
    

 

 
Looking up into the Spire

  
It was impossible to resist climbing up into the top of the spire

   

June

       

Royston Cave, a bell shaped cave in the centre of Royston, Hertfordshire.
Major earth meridians croos in this cave.  

     

In the 11th and 12th centuries it was a Templar Initiation Chamber

before that ?

 

Ater the Sound workshop in London I visited
St Pauls Cathedral London again

  

 
The space between the inner and outer domes 

  

looking down through a window in the floor
to see the floor of the Cathedral below

This was the week after the Queens Jubilee

  

  

  

 

 

  

     

   


Stone Circle above Penmaenmawr

 

 


  


This wood spirit was spotted mid toilet.
They are not allowed to be seen moving by humans and he had to remain frozen in time until we moved on.  

     
Lake Crafnant

  

July

Fusion in Westerlo, Belgium
    

 

 

  

     

 

Sound Chi Kung in Ghent, Belgium

  

An Evening of Primordial Chi Kung in Ghent

Belgian UHT Teachers
  

Sunset over the Mersey
 

Wirral Priory - a future venue
 


This is a rare occurance,
just a few times a year the Isle of Man can be seen from the hills above Colwyn Bay

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

In mid August I headed for Las Vegas with my guitar and a couple flutes.

No not for series of concerts at a major hotel,
but to meet Michael and Jem Winn for a 16 day rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon.

 


More pictures can be found here.

Somehow many photos from 2012 were lost during my computer problems of 2013

 

The year ended as it started with a darkroom.

 

 

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